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Re: Conversions to Orthodoxy
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2007, 01:49:40 AM »
Joab and ialmisry,

Just a friendly suggestion that if you want to continue your debate, you start another thread outside of the Convert Issues Forum for this purpose.
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Re: Conversions to Orthodoxy
« Reply #46 on: December 11, 2007, 11:25:21 AM »
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Re: Conversions to Orthodoxy
« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2007, 10:30:24 AM »
Joab Anias,

If your goal here was to give the Catholic Church a black eye, then I'd say well done.

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Re: Conversions to Orthodoxy
« Reply #48 on: December 24, 2007, 10:31:35 AM »
Why do you care? If you really cared what the Orthodox Catholic Church believed, you'd embrace Orthodoxy.

That's one of the worst blanket-generalizations I've heard in a while.

So I guess I've just been lying to myself that I care what the Orthodox Church believes, eh?

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Re: Conversions to Orthodoxy
« Reply #49 on: December 24, 2007, 05:29:20 PM »
Joab Anias,

If your goal here was to give the Catholic Church a black eye, then I'd say well done.

God bless,
Peter.

No idea what you mean, but I'll just reply with Bah-humbug!  ::)

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Re: Conversions to Orthodoxy
« Reply #50 on: December 24, 2007, 10:06:05 PM »
Joab Anias,

If your goal here was to give the Catholic Church a black eye, then I'd say well done.

God bless,
Peter.

No idea what you mean, but I'll just reply with Bah-humbug!  ::)

My statement was, of course, a bit of an exaggeration. All you really succeeded in doing was revealing your own tendency to sling mud at your opponent rather than engage him in argument.

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Re: Conversions to Orthodoxy
« Reply #51 on: December 24, 2007, 11:04:49 PM »
No idea what you mean, but I'll just reply with Bah-humbug!  ::)


My statement was, of course, a bit of an exaggeration. All you really succeeded in doing was revealing your own tendency to sling mud at your opponent rather than engage him in argument.

God bless,
Peter.

Oh, yea, sry.  :-[
Had a bad day and misread and over-reacted to the intention of the thread. I thought I explained that back then. Anyways, hope your having a good Christmas. I have to head to work atm.  :-X

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Re: Conversions to Orthodoxy
« Reply #52 on: December 24, 2007, 11:23:36 PM »
That's one of the worst blanket-generalizations I've heard in a while.

So I guess I've just been lying to myself that I care what the Orthodox Church believes, eh?

-Peter.

I was refering specifically about being "panged" about what we believe. That's not just Orthodox, but life in general.

So do we believe the Latin sacraments are valid, we can't have an official position.

Some (including myself) say yes.

Others, no.

We should agree that the Orthodox should intercede on their behalf. But that's only our concern.  Is it patronizing?
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Re: Conversions to Orthodoxy
« Reply #53 on: December 25, 2007, 02:59:12 PM »
Merry Christmas, all.

I was refering specifically about being "panged" about what we believe. That's not just Orthodox, but life in general.

Ah yes. That does make a difference.

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